« on: February 08, 2012, 12:34:07 PM »
Before purchasing your canon dslr of choice, what brands' features tempted you to purchase their camera instead?
Personally, I was really tempted to get a Pentax for the weather sealing, in-camera stabalization and fps/price. Ultimately, I decided I live in a desert and weather sealing might not be most important to me. Plus, I liked the idea of buying used lenses and accessories and Pentax just didn't have as many being sold on CL and Ebay. The 7d was above what I wanted to spend, but I found a "deal" at one of those bait and switch websites. JUST before I paid for it, I read a review about who not to buy from, and it saved me a lot of grief and frustration. But, by then, I had read reviews and my heart was set on the 7d. It had weather sealing, high fps and excellent reviews, even if it was way more than I planned on spending. I have a wonderful wife who saw how much I was depressed that the too good to be true deal was, in fact, not true. She bought me the camera as an engagement present. The addiction for nice camera stuff was on. I'm so lucky to get the right brand from the beginning, but it makes me wonder why Canon only tries to compete with Nikon, and not knock out the niche markets, too.
Was there any features (weather sealing on crop sensor models? In-camera IS model? more fps? mirrorless?) that you would like to see Canon put in a body somewhere along it's line up? Where: FF or crop?